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Del Mar Race Track, new restaurants in Del Mar?

Are their any good new restaurants near the racetrack in del mar? I havent been up there since last summer. Thanks.

Jul 18, 2007
thegmanifesto in California

SD: What to order at Jayne's Gastropub

One reason I really like Jayne's Gastropub is that it delivers beyond food and service. I really think that Jayne's delivers a great atmosphere and true style. Two things are are not in great abundance in san diego. It really has the "feel" of a classic restaurant that has been a favorite for years.

Personally, I prefer Jayne's to Region on many levels. But I will admit I only went there a few times before it was shuttered down. I liked the concept of Region, but I felt largely that they missed the bullseye and food was many times too simple, but maybe that was the point.

Side note:

Jayne's got a little write up recently in USA today: www.usatoday.com/travel/destinations/...

Apr 25, 2007
thegmanifesto in California

Joe's Stone Crabs

Thanks. Good to know.

Mar 09, 2007
thegmanifesto in Southwest

Joe's Stone Crabs

I was just looking on the Caesars Palace website and couldnt find Joe's Stone Crabs. Is it no longer there?

http://www.harrahs.com/casinos/caesar...

Mar 09, 2007
thegmanifesto in Southwest

Bouchon, breakfast, March 1st Report

that is a suprising report. I have only had good experiences a Bouchon. But i will admit I have only been for dinner and with great company.

Mar 09, 2007
thegmanifesto in Southwest

Rao's Las Vegas in Caesars

Has anyone been to Rao's in Caesars? I love the east harlem original. Any data would be greatly apperciated. Thanks.

Mar 09, 2007
thegmanifesto in Southwest

Jayne's Gastropub and Cantina Mayahuel - San Diego

Again, really off topic. But Oceanaire doesnt really "tries to look modern"...it is modeled to look like a 1920's oceanliner. Oceanaire would not really be a great example of what I am talking about, although their good food is more a function of high quality seafood, not mind blowing preparations. But that is the beauty of seafood.

I agree, "a touristic area doesn't automatically means that there is bad food", I am just saying that the gaslamp does. For instance, Las Ramblas in Barcelona is touristy, but has great food. The strip in Las Vegas is Touristy and has great food. Miami Beach is touristy and has great food. Many places are touristy and have great food. The Gaslamp, as I said originally, is corporate chains out of the coroporate card, which equals mediocre food.

Back to Jayne's Gastropub. Very good and refreshing.

Mar 08, 2007
thegmanifesto in California

Jayne's Gastropub and Cantina Mayahuel - San Diego

Really off topic. But examples of corporate steakhouses would be: Palm, LG's, Lou and mickeys(not sure if its a chain but feels like one) and many other corporate non-steakhouses. Jim Strain really nailed it on the "more-or-less captive group of less-than-discriminating diners with platinum cards in their wallets and expense report forms on their computers." You do not really see resturants in the gaslamp win awards with the james beard house for instance. But again a function of the dining population and capitalism.

Also keep in mind, Cafe Chloe is not technically in the gaslamp (I believe its on 9th), Oceanaire and Red Pearl Kitchen are coroporate chains (although Oceanaire is very good, but also geared toward corporate plastic), and I have never eaten at Galileo, although I have heard average reviews (and as a nightclub it throws up a pretty big airball).

So to come full circle, I like Jaynes Gastropub because, it is the opposite of "the overpriced, corporate plastic, plastic modern decor, mediorce food places that have sprung up in san diego over the past three years". Make sense?

Mar 08, 2007
thegmanifesto in California

Jayne's Gastropub and Cantina Mayahuel - San Diego

w hotel, any number of corporate steakhouses, the gaslamp in general

Mar 08, 2007
thegmanifesto in California

Jayne's Gastropub and Cantina Mayahuel - San Diego

recently went to Jayne's Gastropub and thought is was great. Very beautiful decor, candles everywhere, beautiful custom tile work. The food was excellent as well, steak frites. Very small menu so you know they do everything well. The owners are there so the service is on point. Very resonably priced. Reminds me of a classic neighboorhood bistro in San Francisco or NYC, the kind of place that is lacking in diego. This place is a great breath of fresh air to all the overpriced, corporate plastic, plastic modern decor, mediorce food places that have sprung up in san diego over the past three years. A return to class. Look forward to going again. My only fear is that it will get too popular and too packed.

Mar 08, 2007
thegmanifesto in California

Del Mar Race Track

pamplemousse, del mar turf club, red tracton

Jan 30, 2007
thegmanifesto in California

In DC for 3 days...show me a FOOD itinerary!!

Also I love Krupins deli but havent been for years and I dont think Mel is the main gun over there any more.

In DC for 3 days...show me a FOOD itinerary!!

Citronelle in G town is really good, although has a lot of detractors.

Bistro Francias for steak tartare at 3 am.

Best Crabcake in DC?

thanks for the tips. have eaten oceanaire before. is there any good non-chain spots?

Best Crabcake in DC?

how about at dinner

Best Crabcake in DC?

Where is the best crabcake in DC?

Going to a wedding at Maison Dupuy

has anyone eaten at Dominique’s? Any information would be greatly apperciated.

Aug 08, 2006
thegmanifesto in New Orleans